About the OUSD Strategic Plan 2021-24
The 2021-24 OUSD Strategic Plan will focus on a narrow set of strategic actions for the next three years. It is an opportunity to reimagine our work and to craft an Oakland community and school system that represents our highest hopes and dreams for ourselves and the generations to come.
When Kyla Johnson-Trammell started as Superintendent in 2017, the system was in disarray. It was no time for big visions. It was a time for action. We focused on 1) quality community schools, 2) fiscal vitality, and 3) organizational wellness. And we have and continue to make steady progress in these areas. Even in the midst of this pandemic, however, we knew we needed to keep our eyes on the future and that's where the 2021-24 Strategic Plan comes in.
Last fall, we began drafting a strategic plan. During Phase One, over 800 people shared their feedback.
We landed on four key initiatives:
- Ensuring Strong Third Graders Readers (Catalyze citywide effort to guarantee literacy for all third graders)
- Supporting Powerful Graduates (Develop essential skills to secure post secondary success),
- Creating Inspiring Schools (Redesign schools to be places of joy, inclusion and beauty)
- Growing a Diverse and Stable Staff (Attract and retain staff reflective of Oakland’s rich diversity)
Right now, we are starting Phase Two. For each of the four initiatives, we have working groups who are drafting high level goals and other ways to guide our work together. In total, over 80 district staff and community members are involved in these groups. Each working group will include ways for the community to be involved.
The next opportunity to provide feedback in person will be in early June when working groups share their recommendations. You can also share feedback via this online form at any time.
Our goal is to bring a high-level plan to our Board of Education in June of their consideration.
Together, we will work to provide our young people with the opportunities they so richly deserve.